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Effective date: 1 February 2003

Declarations and reservations: None

The CISG was incorporated into internal Israeli law by the Sales Law (International Sale of Goods) 5760-1999, which came into effect on 5 February 2000.

-   For international sales contracts concluded prior to that date, the previous laws, i.e., the 1964 Hague Sales and Formation Conventions, would continue to apply.
-   Pursuant to Article 99(2) CISG, Israel became a CISG Contracting State effective 1 February 2003.

Editorial remarks

EDITOR: Jonathan Yovel, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa

Section 3 of the Sales Law (International Sale of Goods) 5760-1999 states that, in addition to the stipulation of Article 1 CISG, the CISG will apply also to a party whose place of business is in a State that is not a Contracting State. This order widens the scope of the CISG's application in Israel, to the extent that Article 1(1)(a) and 1(1)(b) CISG become, in fact, redundant; Art. 1 stipulates a necessary and sufficient condition for the CISG's application (subject to Art. 6 powers). Note that this is in conformity with Article 97 CISG as it is not a "reservation"; it widens the scope of the CISG's application, rather than limits it.

Pace Law School Institute of International Commercial Law - Last updated July 8, 2003